The Department of Public Safety is located in the 1313 Columbia Building (CLMB), room 002. Community members have afterhours card swipe access to the main entry doors of the CLMB to connect with Public Safety or call 206.296.5990 24-hours a day
Decisions on snow closures or delayed openings are typically made by 5 a.m. so that an announcement can be disseminated by 5:30 a.m. To ensure information is readily available in a variety of formats and modes, announcements will be shared as follows:
Weather conditions can change quickly, so please look for updates from the university on closures, delayed openings or early closures. In all cases, faculty and staff should use their best judgment about how safe it is to travel based on the conditions near their homes. Please inform your supervisor (by e-mail or phone) if weather conditions impact your ability to be in the office.
If the campus is closed due to inclement weather conditions, the university will move to virtual instruction and operations. Faculty are expected to communicate in advance with students regarding contingency planning for their courses. Staff should consult with supervisors on the details of virtual operations.
Radio and TV outlets typically report on our closures, though we cannot guarantee the timeliness of those reports. AM radio stations KIRO 710 and KOMO 1000 and FM stations KNKX 88.5 and KUOW 94.9 air snow closure announcements. Local television stations KOMO, KING, KIRO, KONG and KCPQ also announce school closures.
(Updated Nov. 28, 2022)